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Thousands protest in Sudan capital, demand civilian rule

Tens of thousands of protesters converged on the main sit-in in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum on Thursday to pressure the ruling military council to speed up the transition of …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

Climate change protesters glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections Wednesday, on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.


UK police arrest more than 200 in climate change protests

Police say they have arrested more than 200 people after climate change protesters blocked major bridges and intersections in central London, bringing traffic to a standstill.


Clashes mar peaceful protests as Algerians march anew

Police fired intense volleys of tear gas and used water cannons in clashes in the Algerian capital during the eighth week of massive Friday demonstrations that forced the president to …


Group says 60 killed in protests against Sudan’s president

Sudan’s security forces have killed at least 60 people in more than three months of street protests, an international rights group said Friday as dozens of Sudanese took part in …


Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands Saturday, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Haitians seek water, food as businesses reopen after protest

Businesses and government offices slowly reopened across Haiti on Monday after more than a week of violent demonstrations over prices that have doubled for food, gas and other basic goods …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.

Washington, Idaho lawmakers start formulating positions on immigration deal to avert shutdown

Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 27, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

France: ‘Yellow vest’ violence prompts ‘red scarves’ rally

Some 10,000 people wearing red scarves marched through Paris on Sunday to protest acts of violence and vandalism on the sidelines of anti-government demonstrations by the largely peaceful yellow vest …


The Latest: French protesters demand more help from govt

Thousands of yellow vest protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities for a ninth straight weekend to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 8:14 p.m.

France’s first yellow vest protests of new year brings tear gas, fires

French security forces fired tear gas and flash-bang ammunition at protesters Saturday during a march through picturesque central Paris as several thousand supporters of the yellow vest movement kept up …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

Yellow vest protesters target French media as movement ebbs

Yellow vest protesters marched on the headquarters of leading French broadcasters Saturday, as small groups turned out in Paris and around France despite waning momentum for their movement.


Versailles to close Saturday as precaution against protests

France is bracing for a sixth straight Saturday of protests during which the palace of Versailles just outside Paris will be shut for the day despite expectations that the numbers …


Clashes erupt as Spanish Cabinet holds meeting in Catalonia

Thousands of pro-independence protesters angry about Spain’s Cabinet holding a meeting in Catalonia blocked roads across the region Friday and clashed with anti-riot police in its capital.


Troops kill 7 civilians as protest turns bloody in Kashmir

Indian forces who were exchanging fire with insurgents in disputed Kashmir on Saturday fatally shot at least seven civilians when large crowds descended on the site of the gunbattle in …


Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader Vucic

Braving snow and cold weather, thousands rallied Saturday in Serbia’s capital of Belgrade to express discontent with the autocratic rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Tear gas in Paris, but fewer protesters and bigger demands

A protest movement that has brought the French into the streets for five Saturdays in a row in a major challenge to President Emmanuel Macron lost momentum in its latest …


Macron urges calm, Paris police prepare for more violence

French President Emanuel Macron called Friday for calm as authorities prepared to deploy armored vehicles and thousands of security forces for a possible fifth-straight weekend of violent protests on the …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Court nixes pension law that prompted teacher protests

The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to the state’s struggling public pension system eight months after it prompted thousands of teachers to protest, …


The cost of France’s protests running into billions

France’s wave of protests and violence over the past month or so has already cost the eurozone’s second-largest economy a fortune.


President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he’s partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year

President Emmanuel Macron has acknowledged he’s partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year.


Macron to break silence, address French nation amid protests

Pressure mounted on French President Emmanuel Macron to announce concrete measures to calm protests marked by violence when he addresses the nation Monday evening, and breaks a long silence widely …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 4:31 p.m.

Rioting engulfs Paris as anger grows over high French taxes

The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters venting their …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:54 p.m.

Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 5:51 p.m.

France girds for weekend protests, fearing more violence

Anticipating a fourth straight weekend of violent protests, France on Friday mobilized armored vehicles and thousands of police, cordoned off Paris’ broad boulevards and made plans to shut down tourist …


Macron scraps French fuel tax hike amid violent protests

French President Emmanuel Macron scrapped a fuel tax rise Wednesday amid fears of new violence, after weeks of nationwide protests and the worst rioting in Paris in decades.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

Macron caves in to French protesters – too late, they say

The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility price hikes Tuesday did little to appease protesters, who called the move a “first step” and vowed to fight on …


French premier holds talks after violent protests in Paris

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with political rivals Monday in a bid to ease protesters’ anger after facing widespread criticism following violent anti-government protests that rocked Paris.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

French police, protesters clash in Paris riot; 80 injured

France’s most violent urban riot in more than a decade engulfed some of central Paris on Saturday as “yellow jacket” activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:40 a.m.

Belgian police, protesters clash in Brussels over high taxes

Police and hundreds of yellow jacket protesters upset over high taxes and living costs clashed Friday in Brussels. Dozens were detained as the grassroots movement that started in France two …